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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it needs additional time to review and respond to the comments received on the Energy Star for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Version 6.0 Draft 2 specification and revised skylight criteria. A revised timeline is not yet available, but EPA plans to keep stakeholders informed of its process on the criteria revision, according to a letter from Doug... more »
  • MI Windows and Doors announced that Mike Ohlin has been promoted to director of operations. Ohlin joined MIWD in 2002 as corporate purchasing manager and has since held numerous roles of increasing responsibility that include overseeing inventory management, business integration, cost standardization and communications. "Mike exemplifies the core values of MI Windows and Doors,"... more »
  • U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has introduced the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2013, aimed at reducing the burdens placed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule on homebuilders and remodelers. “Currently, the EPA requires contractors to follow extensive safety... more »
  • Willi Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH has been acquired by a private investment firm and will now operate under the name Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH. The company filed preliminary insolvency proceedings in December 2012. The purchase includes all physical and intellectual property at the Stürtz headquarters in Neustadt/Wied-Rott, Germany, as well as the physical assets of the Stürtz Machinery Inc.... more »
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Andersen Corp. with a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year, Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. The distinction recognizes Andersen’s family of brands including Andersen windows and doors, Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, E-... more »
  • ProVia announced it has been named a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year for its innovations in energy efficient door manufacturing. This U.S. Environmental Protection Agency award recognizes the company for its contributions in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and educating consumers about energy efficiency. ProVia’s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association commends the introduction of legislation last night in the U.S. Senate that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule to reduce the burden the regulation has placed on the home retrofit market while protecting pregnant women and small children from lead hazards, according to a March 7 WDMA release.... more »
  • Last year, the Environmental Protection Agency released Energy Star for Windows, Doors, and Skylights Version 6.0, scheduled to take effect January 1, 2014. There are several program elements under review, in addition to tighter U-factors and solar heat gain coefficients. At the American Architectural Manufacturers Association Annual Conference in Tucson last week, AAMA reviewed its draft... more »
  • The Policy Advisory Board of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies convened its first meeting of 2013 recently in Washington, D.C., under the leadership of its recently appointed chairman, Michael H. Thaman, chairman and CEO of Owens Corning.  “Mike will be a fantastic leader for the Policy Advisory Board,” says Eric Belsky, managing director of the Joint Center. “... more »
  • Pella Corp. earned an Energy Star Partner of the Year 2013 award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy for manufacturing energy efficient windows and educating consumers about them. The 2013 Partner of the Year awards are given to manufacturers and retailers that successfully promote and produce Energy Star-qualified products, saving consumers money... more »